JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State was looking for a program builder with experience at the highest level. The school found its match in Brittney Ezell.
The former Belmont head coach, Alabama assistant and Crimson Tide two-sport standout was officially introduced as the eighth head coach in the 45-year history of the ETSU women’s basketball program.
“If I learned anything in my career as a coach and player, it’s that you underpromise and overdeliver,” Ezell said. “I’m not going to give a lot of promises about what we’re going to do and what we’re going to be, but I will tell you this: We will work tirelessly to restore this program to the championship level that Johnson City expects and this great university expects.”
At Alabama, Ezell first made her mark as a two-sport standout in basketball and softball. She was a four-year starter at point guard on the hardwood helping guide her team to four consecutive Sweet 16 appearances in the NCAA Tournament. On the diamond, as a two-year starter at third base and shortstop, Ezell keyed the program’s first SEC tournament title.